Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
11 Refunds if application refused or withdrawn
(1) The EPA may refund the payment of all or any part of an administrative fee that accompanies an application for the issue of a licence if the EPA refuses the application or the application is withdrawn.(2) The EPA may grant a refund on its own initiative or if a request is made by the applicant within 90 days after the applicant is notified of the refusal or the EPA is notified of the withdrawal, as the case may be.(3) The EPA is not to consider a request for a refund made after the time specified in subclause (2) unless the EPA is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances that justify it doing so.(4) In considering whether to refund all or part of a fee, the EPA is to have regard to the administrative costs incurred by the EPA in connection with the application.